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Delicious Barbecued Crabs

Delicious Barbecued Crabs

2 dozen live blue-point crabs
Salt, cayenne pepper
2 c. butter
1 c. fresh lemon juice
3-4 T. concentrated liquid crab boil
1 T. lemon-pepper seasoning mix
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. garlic powder

  1. Preheat grill to 300.
  2. Scald crabs with hot water to stun them.
  3. Remove the back (top shell) from each crab. Clean out gills, lungs and center of each.
  4. Crack the claws but do not remove the shell.
  5. Season with salt and cayenne.
  6. In saucepan, combine butter, lemon juice, crab boil, seasoning mix, Worcestershire, garlic powder and paprika.
  7. Heat over low heat until butter melts.
  8. With a basting brush, brush about 1/3 of sauce on crabs.
  9. Place crabs, cavity side down on grill. Close the lid. Cook 10 minutes.
  10. Flip crabs and fill cavities with more butter sauce. Close lid and cook 12-15 minutes more.
  11. When you remove from grill baste with remaining sauce or serve on the side.
    *Time on grill depends on size of crabs.
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